Slipknot Part Ways With Percussionist Chris Fehn

Chris Fehn, the percussionist for Slipknot, has parted ways with the band. The news comes after a report revealed Fehn was suing Slipknot over monetary issues.

The band posted the following statement on their website:

“Slipknot’s focus is on making album #6, and our upcoming shows around the world, our best ever. Chris knows why he is no longer a part of Slipknot. We are disappointed that he chose to point fingers and manufacture claims, rather than doing what was necessary to continue to be a part of Slipknot. We would have preferred he not take the path that he has, but evolution in all things is a necessary part of this life.”

Last week, The Blast revealed that Fehn filed a lawsuit against the band, singling out Corey Taylor and Shawn Crahan, alleging he was not fairly compensated for profits from touring and merchandise. He apparently accused his bandmates of setting up several business entities instead of funneling all the profits through one single company to be split among the band members. He reportedly claimed that he did not receive any compensation from those other entities.

So far, Slipknot hasn’t acknowledged the alleged lawsuit, though when the news broke, Taylor tweeted, “You’re gonna read a lot of bullshit today,” noting that the truth will come out.

Meanwhile, Slipknot is currently in the studio working on their new album, which is slated to be released August 9th. They’re also set to head out on a European tour, followed by their Knotfest Roadshow in June. Find all the details here.

Ashley Perez Hollingsworth

Ashley Perez is a freelance music journalist based in Chicago. Her work has appeared on AXS, The Crypt 1331, Chicago Innerview, New City, The Millions, and Reality-Comics. She also runs her own music blog at Radio Not Found. Some of her favorite bands include Nirvana, The Cure, Muse, Marilyn Manson, and Green Day.

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